#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller

Archive for July, 2010

This Must Be Tuesday

Mom is doing well and will have her hip replacement surgery tomorrow. She’s being very brave and positive–just wants to get it done and start recovering so she can get around again. At 81, she likes to go, go, go–get the newspaper, get the mail, hop on the bus to various stores around her retirement center.

I managed to write a whole chapter yesterday–yeehaw–and I’m going for another one today. Tomorrow, of course, I will be at the hospital with Mom. Maybe I’ll take this laptop along–if you see a woman badly in need of a haircut keyboarding away in

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Last Friday

I was about to sit down and write my blog, as usual, when the phone rang. It was my mother calling, and she had just discovered that she couldn’t walk without extreme pain. Needless to say, Mom went to the hospital by ambulance and I met her there. The bottomline is that she will need a hip replacement–her second–pronto. Actual surgery hasn’t been scheduled, but could be as soon as today. Tomorrow, possibly. We would appreciate your prayers, good wishes, white light, and/or smoke signals. :) I’ll keep you posted.

Of course a health challenge in the family wreaks havoc on

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